Gas extraction in Groningen will be terminated as early as 2022 instead of 2030. Gas extraction will be reduced to below 12 billion cubic meters for the coming year.

Various media report this on Tuesday, including NOS and De Telegraaf .

Gas extraction of 12 billion cubic meters is generally regarded as safe. The House of Representatives called on Minister Eric Wiebes (Economic Affairs and Climate) to fall below this level as quickly as possible before the summer.

Wiebes indicated that it would be difficult to keep the coming gas year, which runs from October 2019 to October 2020, below 12 billion cubic meters. In the original planning, 16 billion cubic meters would be won under Groningen.

A Wiebes spokesperson was not available for comment on Tuesday afternoon.